WorldSkills Competition 2019

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Good Luck to Team Singapore for the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia

RP Principal / CEO with WorldSkills 2019 Competitors

Two RP alumni and one RP student will represent Singapore at the International WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia later this month.  School of Hospitality graduates Jerome Lim and Vanesia Tan, and School of Engineering student Jasper Chua will take part this competition, dubbed the “Olympics of Skills, which sees more than 1,600 young people from 63 countries competition in 53 categories.

School of Hospitality:  Cooking and Restaurant Service Skill Areas

Jerome, who will compete in the Cooking Skill Area, clinched the Silver Medal at WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2018, and went on to represent Singapore in the ASEAN Skills (ASC) 2018 in Bangkok, where he was awarded the Medal of Excellence. Jerome is grateful for the exposure and opportunity he enjoyed by participating in these competitions. Sharing his approach to the upcoming international competition, he said, “I’m just going to enjoy the occasion and expose myself to different plating and flavour ideas. I hope to get a medal if possible”.

Vanesia, who was the Gold Medallist at WSS 2018 and also represented Singapore at ASC 2018, will compete in the Restaurant Service Skill Area. Vanesia’s interest in this skill area grew when she learnt the art of serving. Through the WorldSkills competitions, she was able to overcome her fear of public speaking, execute her skills and personalise her guests’ dining experience. “I want to be able to show the world what I’ve got. I want those who supported me to feel proud,” shared Vanesia.

 WorldSkills Kazan 2019: SOH Team

School of Engineering - Drone Operating Skill Area

WorldSkills Kazan 2019: SEG Team

Jasper was invited to represent Singapore in the Drone Operating Skill Area, a new skill category that was introduced for the upcoming WorldSkills Kazan as part of “Future Skills”. Jasper, who maintains model airplanes and drones at RP, believes that participating in this competition has allowed him to further hone the skills he has learnt in school. “My hope is to learn, not win. By learning, I’ll understand how I can win. During the competition, my hope is to give the best shot Singapore has to offer and present the most memorable performance as the first batch of competitors in a new skill area,” said Jasper.

Good luck Jerome, Vanesia and Jasper. We wish all 32 Team Singapore competitors the very best for the competition!